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HindustanTimes Mon,24 Nov 2014
Indian coaches barred from ringside at Commonwealth games
PTI
Mumbai, July 16, 2014
First Published: 23:57 IST(16/7/2014)
Last Updated: 15:37 IST(19/7/2014)

India's boxing coaches at the Glasgow Games have been barred from occupying ringside seats due to the country's termination from the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

A communication to this effect from the competition organisers was received by the Indian Olympic Association on Tuesday, a top source said. "The competition organisers seem to have misunderstood the situation (vis-a-vis the termination of Indian Boxing Federation by world boxing body AIBA in March and its replacement and provisional recognition of a new entity Boxing India in May) and have barred the coaches," the source said.

"Efforts are on to resolve the problem," the source added.

AIBA suspended IBF first in 2012 and then terminated it in March this year stating that the then set of office bearers were "damaging" the sport. Later, in May there was a meeting between AIBA president Dr Ching-Kuo Wu and the IOA President, N Ramachandran, to discuss issues related to boxing in India.

"AIBA received full support from the IOA with regards to the selection of the new AIBA member for India. Further to this agreement, AIBA immediately informed the IOA of the AIBA Executive Committee decision of May 14 to accept Boxing India as the new National Federation," AIBA stated.

"But no Indian official or manager or ringside judges can attend international events (till new body Boxing India gets full recognition). Probably the CWG organisers have misunderstood that this includes coaches too," the source said.


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